Caddick Developments has received a unanimous resolution to approve from Leeds City Council planning committee for a major, new, mixed-use neighbourhood in the South Bank of Leeds.

To mark the planning decision, the 2m sq ft scheme, previously named City One, has been rebranded as South Village. The new name reflects not only its location within one of the UK’s largest brownfield regeneration sites – South Bank, Leeds – but also the development’s design as a contemporary urban village perfectly suited for modern city living.

South Village could provide up to 1,925 homes, 650,000 sq ft of commercial space and significant landscaped areas, all centred around a curated ‘village green’ the size of a professional sports field, and accessible to both residents and local community alike.

Located just off Meadow Road, South Village has been designed to meet the highest environmental standards, improve connectivity across the south of the city, and will make a significant contribution to Leeds’ target for new housing provision within the city centre.

Positively received today by Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel, the “exciting” scheme was praised for its potential, which would “change this part of the city altogether”. This futuristic, campus-style development will offer a range of living products for professionals, families, empty nesters and students alike.

A dynamic new place brand has also been developed to accompany the name change, which will be revealed in due course.

Lee Savage, Director at Caddick Developments, said:

“South Village will offer a revolution in city-centre living, transforming this strategically located brownfield site into an ambitious and accessible new neighbourhood. Our proposals are incredibly exciting, having been designed to provide bold, modern architecture, significant public space and enhanced connectivity between Holbeck and the city centre.

“As we work towards submission of a detailed planning application, we will continue to collaborate closely with key partners and the community to bring forward a vibrant new chapter for this part of the South Bank.”

Johnny Caddick, Caddick Group, said:

“We’re delighted to have received the resolution to approve from Leeds planning committee for this transformational new development. South Village is set to redefine contemporary urban living in Leeds, offering all the amenities of a traditional village, while being located in the heart of the city centre.

“Perfectly suited to modern patterns of living and working, South Village has been carefully designed to provide significant public realm and community space, promote active lifestyles and connectivity, and ultimately enable the creation of a dynamic, multi-generational community.”

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With 398 beautiful homes for rent with best-in-class amenities, service and technology, Moda, Loudon’s Yard will be a vibrant community with wellbeing at its heart, nestled less than a mile from Birmingham City Centre in leafy Edgbaston.The new neighbourhood is the first phase of a mixed-use masterplan by Moda Group at New Garden Square which when complete will feature over 2,000 new homes. Announced last year as part of an emerging UK-wide masterplan strategy, the 11-acre masterplan will include a new park, along with retail space, a range of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as community amenities and industry-leading workspace.
Moda, Loudon’s Yard reception
Green space will be a key element of Moda, Loudon’s Yard in line with the area’s heritage and Moda’s own commitment to wellbeing and sustainability. In the 19th Century, landowners refused to allow factories to be built in the area as industrialisation gripped Birmingham, and Edgbaston became known as the place “where the trees begin”. Moda, Loudon’s Yard will celebrate this heritage with mature trees, gardens and green spaces throughout the neighbourhood.
Moda, Loudon’s Yard private dining room
The neighbourhood features studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom homes which are pet-friendly and deposit-free as standard, along with an array of bespoke amenities including a resident courtyard and BBQ area, state-of-the-art private dining room, a 24/7 gym and fitness centre with tech-enabled equipment and bookable personal trainers. Co-working spaces with bookable meeting rooms will bring a new meaning to WFH, and a dedicated on-site team will be on hand to assist residents with anything they need and run regular events to encourage community and wellbeing throughout the neighbourhood.
Moda, Loudon’s Yard 24/7 gym
The homes at Moda, Loudon’s Yard further demonstrate Moda’s commitment to Birmingham. The 487-home Moda, The Mercian, opened its doors to residents in 2022, with the 722-home Moda, Great Charles Street in the city’s Jewellery Quarter currently under construction, plus a further 1,000 new homes planned at Stone Yard in Digbeth.Davey Watts, General Manager, Loudon’s Yard, said: “Loudon’s Yard will be an amazing addition to the existing community here in Edgbaston. Our beautiful homes and carefully designed amenity spaces will be a perfect base for anyone to enjoy everything Edgbaston Village has to offer while having easy access into the city centre. I’m proud to see this new neighbourhood taking shape and I can’t wait to welcome our first residents soon.”Ralph Minott, Masterplanning and Development Director of Calthorpe Estates, said: “The Calthorpe Estate has developed over 300 years, creating special places for its communities to live, work and play, and renowned for our retention and management of over 350,000 trees across the estate through that time, as well as unique green spaces and attractive public realm. Moda, Loudon’s Yard is the first neighbourhood of the New Garden Square Masterplan, and Calthorpe Estates are truly excited to welcome this exciting new era for high quality modern living into Edgbaston, superbly designed and conceived by Moda Living, but retaining and blending into this leafy heritage.

“Moda’s commitment to delivering lifestyle-focused living spaces with outstanding amenities and services is exemplary with a delivery record to match. We are confident that Moda, Loudon’s Yard will be a credit to Edgbaston and to Birmingham, and the start of a unique and long partnership with Calthorpe Estates.”

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The first spade has hit the ground to build 199 new homes at Glenbrook’s new Lumina Village development in Manchester following Caddick Construction’s appointment to deliver phase B of the flagship scheme.

Following groundbreaking, the team is making great progress on-site as they build 146 new apartments spanning two separate blocks, one of which will also comprise retail space on the ground floor. The residential scheme will also include the design and build of 53 new townhouses.

Building work commenced in January 2024 and is scheduled for completion in summer 2026. The project, funded by Clarion Housing Association, forms part of a £170m regeneration scheme that will deliver 639 apartments and townhouses. Lumina Village seeks to transform the 12-acre former Kellogg’s site in Old Trafford. Once complete, Lumina Village will also include 200,000 sq. ft of offices, a 100-bed hotel and a primary school.

Dave Saville, Regional Managing Director at Caddick Construction North West, comments: “Our residential portfolio continues to grow across the North West, with a wealth of exciting developments in the works, including 131 new energy efficient apartments in Stockport and 63 new social housing apartments in Salford on behalf of the Guinness Partnership.

“It’s with great pleasure that we add Lumina Village to our ever-growing pipeline of new projects. With work progressing at pace on-site, we look forward to bringing these contemporary homes to this exciting new corner of Trafford on behalf of valued development client, Glenbrook.”

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The Oakgate Group has secured planning permission to erect 35 new flats, with linked improvements to the adjacent park where Dick Turpin’s grave is located, renamed at St George’s Terrace. This follows on from thorough consultation and various changes to the designs, in collaboration with the council and other stakeholders.

City of York Council granted planning approval for the club site on Mill Street, which closed in 2018, when it became commercially unviable and was sold by its members to Oakgate Group.

Richard France, Managing Director of Oakgate Group said: “It’s great news that Councillors have recognised the benefits that these proposals will bring and approved the plans.

“Our proposals will replace an unattractive building to provide high quality new homes and will also bring major improvements to the vital green space, the Rest Gardens next to it – giving the grave of Dick Turpin the presence and profile it warrants, whilst delivering better amenities for the local residents.”

Work on the site is expected to start later this year.


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Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair and England player James Simpson has announced his retirement from the game after an outstanding ten year career.

The Leeds born player, who made his debut for the Rhinos in 2012, played in seven Grand Finals with his team and won the title in 2018 and again in 2021.  He also captained the side to three Challenge Cup Final victories and the League Leaders Shield in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

On the international stage, James has been a regular for England and won 31 caps, playing in the World Cup for the first time in 2017 before being part of last year’s World Cup winning squad.

Speaking about the announcement, Simpson said: “I made the decision a few years ago that I would retire from playing after ten years.  I was in the army for 10 years and I played for 10 years and I just thought now would be a good time for a new challenge.  After waking up the next day after the World Cup Final, I called my partner and I felt such a sense of fulfilment and I knew I’d made the right decision to end my playing career and now it’s time to move on to something else.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been part of my journey as a player.  I’ve been really lucky to be an Ambassador for the World Cup and to have a voice in the game.  Over the last 10 years I have seen the game grow so much, from playing in little sports halls to playing on the big stage in front of 5,000 people.

“I’m stepping away at a time where I’ve seen the game reach these heights and I’m proud to have played a part in that and hopefully I’ve had an impact as an Ambassador. I’ve seen the Rhinos go from losing every game we’ve ever played to winning the treble. So it’s has been great being part of a team that’s gone from rock bottom to being a challenger every year.

“It’s been an honour to represent my home city and to play alongside some great players. It’s been such an amazing ride and I’m so proud of everything I and the club have achieved and I’m looking forward to what the future brings.

“I will be staying on as a coach and doing some stuff behind the scenes, doing what I can to make the Rhinos team even bigger and better. I’m really looking forward to moving into the coaching role more full time and the chance to not just focus on the Super League team, but also dedicating time to the second team we’ve got now as we grow the sport.”

Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rhinos said: “I would like to congratulate James Simpson on his outstanding career.  He joined the Rhinos team ten years ago at a time when there was little profile for the Wheelchair game and over the next decade he played a huge role in growing the sport to where it is today.  He has enjoyed many highlights as a captain with the Rhinos, leading them to success in the Challenge Cup and Grand Finals and ended his career on the world stage as part of the England squad who secured the World Cup.   James has been a great ambassador for our club and the Wheelchair game as a player and I am sure he will continue to influence the sport and enjoy more success as a coach.”

Martin Coyd OBE, General Manager of England Wheelchair Rugby League said: “Over the past 10 years James Simpson has been a key figure in the development of Wheelchair Rugby League and especially in the increase in our sport’s profile through RLWC2021 as an ambassador for the tournament.

“I remember his first selection for the England squad in 2014 and it has been a pleasure to see his career develop both with the national team and with Leeds Rhinos as they have become a dominant force in the domestic game.

“James has set the standards for the England Team and players a critical role in shaping who we are and what we stand for. He played a massive role in the World Cup success.

“His finest hour for the Rhinos was his magnificent leadership in the 2022 Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final when he took them to victory over a Catalans Dragons team who had not lost a game since 2017 – that showed the way for England winning the World Cup.

“Congratulations to him on all he has achieved in his inspirational response to the injuries he suffered serving his country in Afghanistan – and I am delighted he will retain a significant role in Wheelchair Rugby League as the Leeds Rhinos coach, as we prepare to build on England’s World Cup win and grow the game in the UK and around the world.”


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